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Joshua Green, a Baltimore County man, who shot his parents at their home in Phoenix, then went to a Royal Farms store in Essex, where he shot three other people.
Police on Monday said they are trying to find out why a 27-year-old man killed his parents and two other people.
He was 27 years old.
Joshua Green Shot His Parents
Police said on Sunday morning, Green came to the Royal Farms on Middleborough Road in Essex, blocked a car on the parking lot, went to a window, and shot 62-year-old Alpha Smith. Smith, a cashier at a nearby Food Lion, died in her car, police said.
Green then walked into the store where he killed Daye Jr. and shot a 22-year-old cashier who survived, police said.
Police said Green went to his apartment on Shade Tree Road, set it on fire, walked outside, and killed himself. Hours later, police found the bodies of Green’s parents, Douglas Green, 58, and Olivia Green, 62, in the garage of their home on Manor Road in Phoenix.
Police and County Executive Johnny Olszewski are calling this a “senseless tragedy.”
“My deepest condolences go out to the families of everyone who lost a loved one yesterday and my prayer goes to the injured employee for a full and swift recovery,” Olszewski said.
Investigators said they don’t know why Green shot his parents and then targeted the store. They said he owned the gun he used.
“The gun was in fact registered to him,” Baltimore County police Cpl. Andre Davis said. “It was a legal purchase made in 2020.”
Police on Monday described in further detail the string of shootings that left five people dead, including the shooter, and one person injured in Baltimore County the day before.
Alpha Smith, 62, and Silvesta Daye Jr., 43, were killed at the Royal Farms in Essex. Douglas Green, 58, and Olivia Green, 62, were killed at their Baldwin home. Police have identified their son, 27-year-old Joshua Green, who died by suicide, as the shooter.
Police said the mass shooting began at Joshua Green’s parents’ home in Baldwin, where he shot and killed the couple in the garage between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday.
Police still are investigating Green’s motives. They said his gun was legally obtained, and registered in his name.
“As to why this occurred, we have no idea yet,” Davis said. “Our homicide detectives are tirelessly investigating a motive.”
During the news conference Monday morning, county police chief Melissa Hyatt decried the “senseless tragedy.”
“Baltimore County suffered through a horrific and sickening event, which changed the lives of many people, including some who were lost,” Hyatt said. “For the friends and family of the victims, for the employees of the Royal Farms store and our entire Baltimore County community, our thoughts and prayers are with you.”